UGA-Alabama title game delivers second largest audience in cable TV history

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Georgia and Alabama meet in the College Football Playoff Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Erica A. Hernandez, Ryon Horne/AJC STAFF)

The Georgia-Alabama 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game delivered the second largest audience in cable television history, according to the National Football Foundation.

Over 29 million viewers watched the game live, a 26-23 victory by Alabama at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The inaugural CFP title game between Ohio State and Oregon in 2015 captured the largest audience in cable TV history with more than 33 million viewers.

  

On top of that history-making game, over 47 million fans attended college football games during the 2017 season.

Voices around the college football world reacted to the news on social media Tuesday.

 

The National Football Foundation released more facts on the 2017 college football season on its website.